Zanders in Bergisch Gladbach - Tender Sale of Paper making machines
Zanders Paper Makers - Online-Auction
Zanders Paper GmbH - Machinery and Equipment sale at DECHOW

Tender Sale & Online Auctions | Machines and Equipment of Zanders-Abwicklungs GmbH - As of June 2021

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As an expert in the valuation and international sales of industrial assets, DECHOW has been assigned with the selling of the machinery and equipment for paper production of the traditional Zanders company in Bergisch Gladbach.

Stay up to date and find out everything about developments throughout the project. In addition, you will first receive all information on the tender sale as well as the online auction - only here.

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As the appointed auctioneer, DECHOW is your contact for questions regarding the tender sales and online auctions of Zanders-Abwicklungs GmbH.


Machines and production systems

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Magazines and screw storage

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Laboratory equipment

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Factory bicycles

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Get an image of the machines here


Take a look at our virtual tour of the Zanders paper mill and get an impression of the machines and equipment in the tender sale:


Zanders Papierfabrik Rundgang

Learn more about the project

As a full-service company, DECHOW was already responsible for the inventory and valuation of the Zanders-Abwicklungs GmbH assets on behalf of the insolvency administrator. In addition to the international selling of all machinery and equipment, DECHOW also manages the dismantling as well as the handover of the commercial space to the city after project completion.

Asset valuation

Asset valuation

  • May 2021 - Project planing

  • May 2021 - Inventory & valuation

  • May 2021 - Recording & creation of auction catalogue
International sale

International sale

  • June 2021 - Announcement

  • June 2021 - Online auction
    Launch of the 1st online auction of commercial machinery and equipment.

  • June 2021 - Tender sale
    Launch of tender sale of paper making machinery.

  • by December 2022 - Dismantling/Clearance
    Project completion after finished dismantling and handover.

Our partners

DECHOW will be in charge of the project for the next 18 months. The main tasks are the valuation, the international sale of the machinery and equipment as well as the dismantling and clearing of the industrial sites. DECHOW will be supported by Proserv International GmbH & Co. Kg and DECHOW's sister company Troostwijkauctions.

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ProServ International

About Zanders

Zanders was founded in 1829 by Johann Wilhelm Zanders in Bergisch Gladbach near Cologne and operated as a family business for around 150 years. Zanders gained international fame with the launch of Chromolux - one of the world's leading paper brands.

The Zanders production facility served packaging manufacturers, printers and brand owners on an international level with at last around 380 employees and a highly impressive machine park. It also served manufacturers in the food, tobacco, pharmaceutical and cosmetics industries.

After the IPO, in 1980, repeated adjustments were made to the company's corporate structure. In June 2018, the company had to file for bankruptcy. Although a Scandinavian investor group took over the company on 1 December 2018, which has since been trading under the name Zanders Paper GmbH again, operations had to be shut down for good in April 2021.

The Zanders machinery

  • Total paper production capacity 325,000 t/a
  • Paper machine PM2: width 3.20 m, basis weights 80-350 g/m²
  • Paper machine PM3: width 6.60 m, basis weights 35-160 g/m²
  • Coating machine C3: 225,000 tonnes annual capacity
  • 7 Chromolux coaters (cast coater)
  • 5 slitter rewinders
  • 8 sheet slitting machines
  • 1 cut-size line
  • 1 packaging line for reels
  • 2 packaging lines for sheets
  • Own power plant
  • Own water supply and water treatment

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